Academy Season Review: 50 Sensational Strikes

May 16, 2014

It’s been another remarkable campaign for the Chelsea Football Club academy. The Under-18s recaptured the FA Youth Cup to claim a third win in five years and more than half a dozen of those players then went on to play a part in the Under-21s winning their first national title in three years. The Blues have some of the best players in the country, if not Europe, across every age…


Under-21s: Manchester United 1-2 Chelsea

May 14, 2014

Chelsea are Barclays Under-21 Premier League Champions after a 2-1 win over Manchester United in the national Final at Old Trafford on Wednesday night. On an evening of drama and superb entertainment from two of the foremost youth setups in the country, United took an early lead through Tom Lawrence but Chelsea were soon on terms when Charly Musonda displayed guile and trickery to dance his way through for a…


The Loan Report: May 5-11

May 11, 2014

The season may be winding down and the overall number of Chelsea loanees continues to dwindle with campaigns wrapping up across Europe, but the goalscoring streak that has been alive since the opening weekend back in July is alive and kicking. Thorgan Hazard and Romelu Lukaku took it into a 38th week over the past seven days and we begin with the irrepressible Belgian duo. Headliners Hazard has been terrific…


FA Youth Cup: Chelsea 5-3 Fulham (Chelsea win 7-6 on aggregate)

May 5, 2014

It was a match that came with the most ridiculous script. Hollywood would barely have accepted it as a realistic proposal, but in what will in all likelihood be the final match played on the Stamford Bridge pitch this season, Chelsea’s Under-18s won a fifth FA Youth Cup, a third in five seasons and a second in three, and they did it in unbelievable circumstances. Trailing 3-2 to Fulham from…


The Loan Report: April 28 – May 4

May 4, 2014

We’ve reached Week 37 of the 2013-14 club football season and thanks to a couple of Belgians and an unlikely Mexican, the streak of Chelsea loanees scoring in each and every one of them continues. We start our look back over the last seven days of action with Thorgan Hazard. Headliners With the Belgian title playoffs reaching their zenith, every point matters for the younger Hazard and his Zulte Waregem…


Under-21s: Manchester City 1-1 Chelsea (Chelsea win 5-4 on Penalties)

May 1, 2014

Chelsea’s Under-21s produced a battling performance full of courage and determination to overcome a very good Manchester City side in the Semi Finals of the Barclays Under-21 Premier League and secure their place in the showpiece occasion as they continue their bid to win a first title at this level since 2011. Islam Feruz opened the scoring early in the first half and despite considerable pressure from the home team…